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  1. #141
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    Dear Doctor Seow,

    Vhinese new year is around the corner, so happy chinese new year! I took the eve to revisit mandai, a place close to home that spark the many interest in skippers. So as a "homecoming", i have a couple of skipper i would like ur opinion of

    1 - telicota species, i am not sure of this one
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147009698

    2 - contigious swift? the spots seems a bit weird, but it flew fast and out of reach
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147009713

    3 - dark banded ace
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147009732

    4 - contigious swift
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147009733

    5 - large dart
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147009734

    6 - pelopidas? or borbo?
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147009736

    7 - besta palm dart?
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147009741

    Skipping regards and Happy chinese new year!!
    Zicky
    Zick Soh

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    Firstly, Happy Chinese New Year to all celebrating it.

    Post 141.
    I amm afraid your images are getting smaller than when you are using your handphone.

    1. Potanthus ?omaha.
    The distortion causes the spots to appear close together.
    The abdominal end is yellow (No Telicota has that.).

    2. Caltoris comarsa
    The antennae have prominent pale area.
    FW cell only a small lower cellspot.

    3 Halpe ormenes.
    A 2nd recorded species, Halpe elana have narrow yellow band. It is extinct.

    4. Polytremis lubricans.
    From the antenna & the ochreous colour.

    5. Potanthus serina.
    Abdominal end black-banded; UnH brown shaded, spot 6 small; UnF spot 5 smaller than spot 4.

    6. Baoris female probably B. farri.
    UnH no spots ;Antennae black. longer profile shape, ochroeus brown.


    7. Male Telicota colon.
    Note FW spots 3, 4, & 5 are all staggered outwards.



    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Dear Doctor Seow,

    Yes, my image has gotten quite smaller, i do notice that as well. I didnt afford a macro lens for the camera so im using a 50mm to 250mm lens to shoot, and thus i cant really get some very close images at some time. I will crop accordingly next time to make it easier to view. I do however, find the ability to shoot from a further distance much more valuable that i can get some species that do not permit me to shoot from a close distance

    Skipping regards
    Zicky
    Zick Soh

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    Dear Doctor Seow,

    I have shot some skipper, and i tried to make my image a wee bit bigger through more zooming in, would like to hear ur opinions.

    1 - Caltoris cormasa
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147600346

    2 - potanthus omaha? but unusually small, small as a Taractrocera archias
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147600337

    3 - pelopidas mathias
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147600332

    4 - pelopidas mathias
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147600298

    a few attempt to improve the shots

    skipping regards
    Zicky
    Zick Soh

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    Post 144.

    1. Caltoris cormasamale.
    Typical . reddish tone ;pale area on antennae.

    2. Female Potanthus omaha
    Antennae as for Potanthus.

    3, & 4,Pelopidas mathias males.
    Typical with irregular & grey shadings.


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    Dear Doctor Seow,

    I am much more unlucky today, got some far shots of some skippers only, would like to ask for IDs

    1 - telicota or potanthus? Theres a black band at the abdomen end, yet the wing suggest something like a potanthus
    inat link https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147818038

    2-P.omaha?
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147818017

    Skipping regards
    Zicky
    Zick Soh

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    Post 146.

    1 Female Potanthus trachala.
    There is a HW spot 7 (only seen in Potanthus). FW spots 4 & 5 detached.

    2. Male Potanthus omaha.
    The abdominal end is yellow although there is a stronger black line than usual.


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    Dear Doctor Seow,

    the syzygium tree has flowered at dairy farm, so i took the opportunity to skip school and shoot some butterfly. I hereby need some help, though the shots might be less than desirable

    1 - Hasora chromus or Hasora vitta?
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/148255264

    2 - mystery skipper
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/148255260

    3 - a diff mystery skipper
    inat link-https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/148255241

    4 - Deudorix epijarbas or Deudorix staudingeri?
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/148255249

    Skipping regards
    Zicky
    Last edited by Zicky; 08-Feb-2023 at 03:02 PM.
    Zick Soh

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    Post 148.
    No. 1.
    Hasora chromus.

    It seem we may have mixed up the species in the past.
    They are very variable & it is difficult to fit the descriptions of Evans & Eliots together.



    Hasora vitta vitta.

    1. FW always with a yellow subapical spot 6.
    2. HW ground colour pale slatey green/blue, distally purple brown, ie. two-toned.
    3. HW band at least 2mm wide, outer margin diffuse , inner margin regular, or both regular.
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...6130/large.jpg
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...4783/large.jpg
    https://static.inaturalist.org/photo...373/large.jpeg
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...255/large.jpeg
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...0479/large.jpg
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/90250001.html



    Hasora chromus chromus.
    1. FW almost always without a spot 6 in the male, but often present in the female.
    2. Ground colour uniform pale purplish brown.
    3. HW band usually less than 2mm, outwardly diffuse, inner margin with small shallow notches.
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...4069/large.jpg
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama.../original.jpeg
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...855/large.jpeg
    Females 2nd pix onwards with FW spot 6.
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...177/large.jpeg
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...7232/large.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...female_03x.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...20-%20Khew.jpg
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/90210001.html


    Hasora malayana/ or as H.taminatus malayana.
    1. FW always without a spot 6.
    2 Ground colour steely blue or green basally/ deep purple brown.
    3HW white band typically narrow. with irregular margins.
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...2516/large.jpg
    https://static.inaturalist.org/photo...676/large.jpeg
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/90220010.html
    Last edited by Psyche; 09-Feb-2023 at 07:45 PM.

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    Post 148.

    No. 2. Caltoris malaya female.

    FW no cellspot, rounded FWs.
    Only two Caltoris species have the FW without cellspot.
    The other is C. philippina. which is greenish ochreous.

    No. 4.
    Deudorix epijarbas.
    FW postdiscal white striae on the band stronger over the dark striae.

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